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Guide to '''Pulaski County Illinois genealogy.''' Birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.
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== Pulaski County Organization  ==
 
== Pulaski County Organization  ==
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Pulaski County's civil records start the following years:  
 
Pulaski County's civil records start the following years:  
  
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For further information on researching in burned counties, see the following:  
 
For further information on researching in burned counties, see the following:  
  
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*[http://blogs.ancestry.com/circle/?p=2424 http://blogs.ancestry.com/circle/?p=2424]
  
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The [[Illinois Cemeteries#Online_Resources|Illinois Cemeteries]] page provides general explanations of the following online Pulaski County resources:  
 
The [[Illinois Cemeteries#Online_Resources|Illinois Cemeteries]] page provides general explanations of the following online Pulaski County resources:  
  
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A chapter on Pulaski County, Illinois church history appears in a local history, available for [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=19886 online] at Ancestry.com ($), beginning on page 56.  
 
A chapter on Pulaski County, Illinois church history appears in a local history, available for [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=19886 online] at Ancestry.com ($), beginning on page 56.  
  
Histories of several Pulaski County churches are included in:<br>
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Histories of several Pulaski County churches are included in:<br>  
  
 
*Atherton, Wanda L. et al. ''Pulaski County, Illinois Genealogy Notes''. 2 vols. Carterville, Ill.: Genealogy Society of Southern Illinois, 1988, c1988-c1992. {{FHL|367141|item|disp=FHL Book 977.3998 D3a v. 1-v. 2}}.<br>
 
*Atherton, Wanda L. et al. ''Pulaski County, Illinois Genealogy Notes''. 2 vols. Carterville, Ill.: Genealogy Society of Southern Illinois, 1988, c1988-c1992. {{FHL|367141|item|disp=FHL Book 977.3998 D3a v. 1-v. 2}}.<br>
  
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*Badgley, Glenna Conant. ''Ohio Chapel Church History''. Ill.: G.C. Badgley, 1982. [http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/19050686 WorldCat (Other Libraries)]
 
*Badgley, Glenna Conant. ''Ohio Chapel Church History''. Ill.: G.C. Badgley, 1982. [http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/19050686 WorldCat (Other Libraries)]
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*"Benedictine Fathers at Wetaug, or, The Cluny Priory," ''Tri-County Record,'' ca. 1932-1933. {{FHL|25023|item|disp=FHL Film 960440 Item 3}}.
 
*"Benedictine Fathers at Wetaug, or, The Cluny Priory," ''Tri-County Record,'' ca. 1932-1933. {{FHL|25023|item|disp=FHL Film 960440 Item 3}}.
  
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*Angel, Mrs. O.L. ''Grain Chain, Illinois, Christian Church''. Typescript. Microfilmed 1974: {{FHL|17133|item|disp=FHL Film 960440 Item 4}}.<br>
 
*Angel, Mrs. O.L. ''Grain Chain, Illinois, Christian Church''. Typescript. Microfilmed 1974: {{FHL|17133|item|disp=FHL Film 960440 Item 4}}.<br>
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=== History  ===
 
=== History  ===
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*[http://everynameindex.com/AlexanderCoIL.html Every Name Index to History of Alexander, Union and Pulaski Counties, Illinois].&nbsp; Every Name Index compiled by Cathy L. O'Connor, 2010.&nbsp; Original text written by William Henry Perrin, published by O.L. Baskin &amp; Co., 1883, reproduction by Unigraphic, Inc., 1969.&nbsp; [http://www.everynameindex.com EveryNameIndex.com]
  
 
==== Local Histories  ====
 
==== Local Histories  ====
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:*'''1851–1940''' Surveyor's record [http://www.ilsos.gov/GenealogyMWeb/iradsrch.html IRAD (SIU)]
 
:*'''1851–1940''' Surveyor's record [http://www.ilsos.gov/GenealogyMWeb/iradsrch.html IRAD (SIU)]
  
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=== Military  ===
 
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==== ''Civil War''  ====
  
 
Civil War service men from Pulaski County served in various regiments. Men often joined a company (within a regiment) that originated in their county. Listed below are companies or regiments that were formed from men of Pulaski County.<br>  
 
Civil War service men from Pulaski County served in various regiments. Men often joined a company (within a regiment) that originated in their county. Listed below are companies or regiments that were formed from men of Pulaski County.<br>  
  
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:- [[9th Regiment, Illinois Infantry|9th Regiment, Illinois Infantry]], Company K.
 
:- [[31st Regiment, Illinois Infantry|31st Regiment, Illinois Infantry]], Company F.  
 
:- [[31st Regiment, Illinois Infantry|31st Regiment, Illinois Infantry]], Company F.  
 
:- [[81st Regiment, Illinois Infantry|81st Regiment, Illinois Infantry]], Company I.<br>  
 
:- [[81st Regiment, Illinois Infantry|81st Regiment, Illinois Infantry]], Company I.<br>  
:-[[109th Regiment, Illinois Infantry|109th Regiment, Illinois Infantry]], Company K.
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:-[[109th Regiment, Illinois Infantry|109th Regiment, Illinois Infantry]], Company K.  
 
:- [[144th Regiment, Illinois Infantry (1 year, 1864-65)|144th Regiment, Illinois Infantry]], Company F.
 
:- [[144th Regiment, Illinois Infantry (1 year, 1864-65)|144th Regiment, Illinois Infantry]], Company F.
  
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'''Online Resources'''  
 
'''Online Resources'''  
  
:*'''1763-1900''' [http://www.cyberdriveillinois.com/departments/archives/marriage.html Illinois Statewide Marriage Index, 1763-1900]  
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:*'''1763-1900''' [http://www.ilsos.gov/isavital/marriagesrch.jsp Illinois Statewide Marriage Index, 1763-1900]  
 
:*'''1790–1860''' [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=7851&cj=1&o_xid=0001546952&o_lid=0001546952 Illinois Marriage index ]found at Ancestry.com ($)
 
:*'''1790–1860''' [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=7851&cj=1&o_xid=0001546952&o_lid=0001546952 Illinois Marriage index ]found at Ancestry.com ($)
  
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'''Online Resources'''  
 
'''Online Resources'''  
  
:*'''1916-1950''' [http://www.cyberdriveillinois.com/departments/archives/idphdeathindex.html Database of Illinois Death Certificates, 1916-1950]  
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:*'''Pre-1916''' [http://www.ilsos.gov/isavital/deathsrch.jsp Illinois Statewide Death Index, Pre-1916]  
:*'''Pre-1916''' [http://www.cyberdriveillinois.com/departments/archives/death.html Illinois Statewide Death Index, Pre-1916]  
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:*'''1916-1950''' [http://www.ilsos.gov/isavital/idphdeathsrch.jsp Database of Illinois Death Certificates, 1916-1950]  
 
:*'''1850–1885''' [http://search.ancestry.com/Browse/list.aspx?dbid=8756&cj=1&path=Illinois.Randolph&o_xid=0001546952&o_lid=0001546952 U.S. Federal Census Mortality Schedules, 1850-1885]found at Ancestry.com ($)
 
:*'''1850–1885''' [http://search.ancestry.com/Browse/list.aspx?dbid=8756&cj=1&path=Illinois.Randolph&o_xid=0001546952&o_lid=0001546952 U.S. Federal Census Mortality Schedules, 1850-1885]found at Ancestry.com ($)
  
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*{{FHL|Illinois%2C+Pulaski|subject|disp=Family History Library Catalog}}  
 
*{{FHL|Illinois%2C+Pulaski|subject|disp=Family History Library Catalog}}  
*[http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/IL/Pulaski/ Pulaski County, Illinois Genealogy and Family History] (Linkpendium)
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*[http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/IL/Pulaski/ Pulaski County, Illinois Genealogy and Family History] (Linkpendium)  
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*[http://www.everynameindex.com EveryNameIndex.com&nbsp;]&nbsp; Free online genealogy indexes for those big old county histories.
  
 
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Guide to Pulaski County Illinois genealogy. Birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.

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Pulaski County, Illinois
Map
Boundary map of Pulaski County, Illinois
Map of the U.S. highlighting Illinois
Location of Illinois in the U.S.
Facts
Founded: March 3, 1843
County Seat Mound City
Courthouse
Pulaski County Courthouse.gif
Photo courtesy Illinois Regional Archives Depository, Illinois State Archives
Address Pulaski County Courthouse
P.O. Box 218
Mound City, Illinois 62963
(618) 748-9360
Pulaski County Website

Contents

Pulaski County Organization

Pulaski County's civil records start the following years:

                                     Beginning Dates for Pulaski County Records
Birth Marriage Death Census Land Probate
1882
1861
1882
1850
1843
1862

County records are most often kept at the County Courthouse or another local repository. For further information about where the records for Pulaski County are kept, see the Pulaski County Courthouse page.

Historical Facts

Pulaski county was named for Count Casimir Pulaski who emigrated from Poland and was killed fighting on the side of the patriots in the American Revolution. He saved the life of George Washington and is one of only seven people awarded honorary United States citizenship.

Parent County

  • 1843--Pulaski County was created 3 March 1843 from Johnson County.  County seat:  Mound City [1]

Boundary Changes

See an interactive map of Pulaski County boundary changes.

Record Loss

November 22, 1879 -- Courthouse burned and many records were damaged.

For further information on researching in burned counties, see the following:

Places / Localities


To see a list of places in Pulaski County, click on [Show], in the bar above. The preceding list of places includes incorporated cities and towns, unincorporated towns and communities, and place names that may have been used in family histories. Some have well-organized records and even have web sites. Some are simply social communities with no official records, but which may be referenced in small-town newspapers. The list is provided to help researchers identify localities within the county. As records or histories of these localities are identified, a page will be added for each of these place names.

Records and Resources

Biography

Cemeteries

The Illinois Cemeteries page provides general explanations of the following online Pulaski County resources:

Bibliography Online Gravestone Transcriptions Cemetery Gazetteers
FHLC Find A Grave | national search | county list ePodunk
WorldCat USGenWeb Tombstone Transcription Project  
  Illinois Cemeteries  

Census

Historical populations
Census Pop.
190014,554
191015,6507.5%
192014,629−6.5%
193014,8341.4%
194015,8757.0%
195013,639−14.1%
196010,490−23.1%
19708,741−16.7%
19808,8401.1%
19907,523−14.9%
20007,348−2.3%
IL Counties 1900-1990
For tips on accessing census records online, see Illinois Census.

Church Records

A chapter on Pulaski County, Illinois church history appears in a local history, available for online at Ancestry.com ($), beginning on page 56.

Histories of several Pulaski County churches are included in:

  • Atherton, Wanda L. et al. Pulaski County, Illinois Genealogy Notes. 2 vols. Carterville, Ill.: Genealogy Society of Southern Illinois, 1988, c1988-c1992. FHL Book 977.3998 D3a v. 1-v. 2.


Baptist

Catholic

FamilySearch has made parish records from three Belleville Diocese Catholic churches in Pulaski County available online. The records include first communions, confirmations, marriages, and deaths:

  • "Benedictine Fathers at Wetaug, or, The Cluny Priory," Tri-County Record, ca. 1932-1933. FHL Film 960440 Item 3.

Christian

  • Angel, Mrs. O.L. Grain Chain, Illinois, Christian Church. Typescript. Microfilmed 1974: FHL Film 960440 Item 4.

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints

LDS Ward and Branch Records

  • Mound

Disciples of Christ

History of the Disciples of Christ in Illinois, Pulaski County section appears on page 364 is available online, courtesy: Internet Archive

  • Hough, Mrs. Frances L. The History of Pulaski County Episcopal Church, available online, courtesy: Genealogy Trails.

Court Records

Original court records are held in the office of the Circuit Court Clerk. See Illinois Court Records for more information about using court records.

The following abstracts and copies of original records may be accessed through the Illinois Regional Archives Depository (IRAD) located at the Southern Illinois University (SIU) - search for Pulaski County records. For information on how to use IRAD see the SIU IRAD Wiki page.

Ethnic Research

African American

The following have information concerning African American research.

Genealogy

History

Local Histories

The online Shawnee Community College Local History Project includes dozens of personal interviews, newspaper clippings, and even a Jackson Family Bible to give you a taste of historic Pulaski County. Was your relative one of the interviewed individuals?

  • Wall, J. L. Moyers' Brief History of Pulaski County: 1843-1943. Mound City, Ill.: The Pulaski Enterprise, 1990. Digital version at Ancestry ($).

Land and Property

Original land records are held in the office of the County Clerk . See Illinois Land and Property for more information about using land records.

The following abstracts and copies of original records may be accessed through online sources, the Family History Library or the Illinois Regional Archives Depository (IRAD) located at the Southern Illinois University (SIU) - search for Pulaski County records. For information on how to use IRAD see the SIU IRAD Wiki page.

Online Resources

Copies of original records

Maps

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Military

Civil War

Civil War service men from Pulaski County served in various regiments. Men often joined a company (within a regiment) that originated in their county. Listed below are companies or regiments that were formed from men of Pulaski County.

- 9th Regiment, Illinois Infantry, Company K.
- 31st Regiment, Illinois Infantry, Company F.
- 81st Regiment, Illinois Infantry, Company I.
-109th Regiment, Illinois Infantry, Company K.
- 144th Regiment, Illinois Infantry, Company F.

Naturalization

Original naturalization records are held in the office of the County Clerk. See Illinois Naturalization Records for more information about using naturalization records.

The following copies of original records may be accessed through the Illinois Regional Archives Depository (IRAD) located at the Southern Illinois University (SIU) - search for Franklin County records. For information on how to use IRAD see the SIU IRAD Wiki page.

Newspapers and Obituaries

Probate Records

Original estates and wills are held in the office of the Circuit Court Clerk. See Illinois Probate Records for more information about using probate records.

The following abstracts and copies of original records may be accessed through, the Family History Library or the Illinois Regional Archives Depository (IRAD) located at the Southern Illinois University (SIU) - search for Pulaski County records. For information on how to use IRAD see the SIU IRAD Wiki page.

Copies of original records

Repositories

County Courthouse

County records are most often kept at the County Courthouse or another local repository. For further information about where the records for Pulaski County are kept, see the Pulaski County Courthouse page.

Family History Center

Illinois Regional Archives Depository (IRAD)

IRAD is a system of Illinois Regional Archives Depositories managed by the Illinois State Archives, housing the archival records of local Illinois counties, townships, municipalities and school districts. The seven Regional Depositories are housed on state university campuses scattered throughout Illinois. Southern Illinois University houses the records for Pulaski County.

Public Libraries

Social Groups Online

Societies

Genealogical Society of Southern Illinois has a page with details about its' activities.

Taxation

Vital Records

See Illinois Vital Records for more information about Vital records in Illinois.

Vital records consist of birth, death, marriage and divorce records. Original birth and death certificates recorded until the year 1916 are kept by the Pulaski County Clerk while those recorded after 1916 are kept by the Illinois Department of Public Health with a copy to the County Clerk. Original marriage records are usually kept by the County Clerk from the establishment of the county to the present. Original divorce records are generally in the office of the Circuit Court Clerk.

The following abstracts and copies of original records may be accessed through online databases, the Family History Library and the Illinois Regional Archives Depository (IRAD) located at the Southern Illinois University (SIU) - search for Pulaski County records. For information on how to use IRAD see the SIU IRAD Wiki page.

Birth

Abstracts

Copies of Original Birth Records

Marriage

Online Resources

Copies of original Marriage Records

Death

Online Resources


Abstracts

Copies of original Death Records

Web Sites

References

  1. The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).